Involvement in their university and community, plus excellent grades, has earned 12 University of New Brunswick students the distinction of being inducted into the Sir Howard Douglas Society.
The award recipients volunteer their time and talent in a number of ways, both locally and internationally, and are all dean’s list students.
“Our students are the problem solvers of today and tomorrow,” says UNB President Eddy Campbell. “The Sir Howard Douglas Scholars are a shining example of what can be achieved through dedication, compassion, and a willingness to help others. At an early stage in their lives, these students are already making a difference.”
Nominated by their faculties, the scholars must have completed at least two years of their bachelor’s degree program, achieved academic excellence and actively participated in co-curricular or extracurricular activities.
At a dinner in their honour on March 27, 2017, John McLaughlin, UNB president emeritus, addressed the 2017 scholars.
Members of the Sir Howard Douglas Society have the opportunity to participate in special university events and become part of a network of outstanding students. As the honour society grows each year, new members will have the opportunity to meet and interact with past recipients of the Sir Howard Douglas Award.
Born in Scotland, Sir Howard Douglas served as lieutenant governor of New Brunswick from 1823 to 1831. During his term, he encouraged development, sought support for native peoples, improved communications and promoted education. Sir Howard was a founder and the first chancellor of King’s College Fredericton, predecessor to UNB.
Established in 2006, the Sir Howard Douglas Society of Scholars has 216 members, including this year’s inductees.